Scholarships Available

The Middleburg Library Advisory Board is accepting applications for two $400 scholarships to purchase textbooks. All 2003 high school graduates who live in the following Zip Codes, have a current Loudoun County library card and are planning to attend a post-secondary school in the fall are eligible.

The codes are 20105, 20107, 20117, 20118, 20130, 20131, 20140, 20144, 20184, 20185 and 20198.

Students must complete an application, available from the Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St., that asks them to identify their favorite book and discuss future plans. Applications are due April 1, and winners will be announced by April 16. For more information, call 540-687-5730.

Distinguished Citizen

Davette Everly of Leesburg, a Realtor at Prudential Carruthers, received the 2002 Distinguished Citizen Award of Armfield, Harrison and Thomas insurance agency at the Dulles Area Association of Realtors' annual awards banquet in December.

Honored for community service, Everly is on the board of Leesburg Lifeline Crisis Pregnancy Center and volunteers with her neighborhood's Covenant and Restrictions Committee. She teaches Sunday school at her church and volunteers for its Vacation Bible Camp.

She is a member of the American Society of Christian Counselors; the Rust Library advisory board, which raises money for library supplies and programs not budgeted by the county; and the Friends of Ida Lee Board, which is raising money to build a children's playground at the park.

"Giving is rewarding for me personally, and I hope to teach my children by my example," Everly said.

Social Science Fair Winners

Winners have been announced in the Loudoun County Public Schools 2003 Social Science Fair, in which students presented research projects in one of 15 categories relating to history and social science.

Students were required to demonstrate mastery of a subject through an essay, museum-quality maps, displays, reenactments, PowerPoint presentations or other mediums.

Winners advance to a countywide fair. The winners:

* Citizenship and Government -- "Supreme Court: Roe v. Wade," Jaclyn Link, Potomac Falls High.

* Cracks in Time -- "Flying to New Heights," Lauren Coogle, Stone Bridge High.

* Cultural Diversity/Awareness -- "The Elgin Marbles," Kathryn Brown and Maura Bardos, Loudoun County High.

* Family History -- "Story of a Soldier," Kelly Feeg, Potomac Falls.

* Geography/Mapping/Graphing -- "Effects of the Black Death on 14th Century European Economics," Ryan Lewis, Stone Bridge.

* Human Sciences -- "Questioning Authority," Renee Knepper, Loudoun County High.

* Impact of Technology -- "Siege Weapons," Kevin Eberling, Stone Bridge.

* Intolerance Through the Ages -- "Executive Order 9066," Katherine Asai and Shannon Kobran, Loudoun County.

* Local History -- "Banshee Reeks," Ravi Dadhania and Chad Veloso, Potomac Falls.

* Movers and Shakers -- "Charlemagne," Lucy Kim, Stone Bridge.

* Opposing Viewpoints -- "The Abortion Controversy," Patricia Curto and Anya Good, Loudoun Valley.

* Philosophies and Faith Traditions -- "Greek Gods," Kristen Brabrook and Katherine Schoggen, Potomac Falls.

* Recreation, Arts and Entertainment -- "A Man of Genius: Da Vinci, Kathy Botkins and Catherine Schrankel," Loudoun County.

* Wars and Revolutions -- "The Crimean War," Stephen Hertz and Kelsey Willingham, Loudoun County.

* What If? -- "Penicillin," Lindsay Curtis and Bridget King, Stone Bridge.

Community Service Hailed

Lucketts Ruritan Club received four gold award certificates from its district office for 2002 community service activity. The group was recognized for spending more than 3,000 hours volunteering in 35 projects and for donating more than $20,000 to the Loudoun schools, churches and fire and rescue squads. Ruritan is a national community service organization with 33,000 members across the United States.

-- Yawandale Birchett